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Successful Activations (Spring 2017 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations. April 2017 Burbank Police Station Burbank Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the police station controlled a small fire in a lower-level locker room and confined it to a couple of lockers. The fire appears to have originated...
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Successful Activations (Spring/Summer 2015 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   August 2015   Stevenson Hall (Eastern Illinois University) Charleston Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the dormitory quickly doused a fire that began due to the unattended burning of incense in a closet in a fifth-floor room....
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Without Fire Sprinklers, Aurora Air Traffic Control Center Fire Could Have Been Worse

The fire that was intentionally set by a contractor in the basement at the FAA air traffic control center in Aurora on the morning of September 26 was fortunately controlled by the building’s fire sprinkler system before it was able to spread to the rest of the building. “Had fire sprinklers not been present,...
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Successful Activations (April-August 2014 Edition)

Successful Activations (April-August 2014 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   June 2014   Grimm Metal Fabricators Lombard Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the building controlled an early morning fire in the rear portion of the warehouse. No one was in the building at the time. Damage...
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Aurora Fire Inspector Wolding Retires After 28 Years of Service

After 28 years of service to the Aurora Fire Department, Fire Inspector Marty Wolding served his final day in June 2012. Wolding was a strong proponent for fire sprinklers during his tenure. In May 2010, Wolding and Fire Chief Hal Carson successfully drove the efforts to pass a residential fire sprinkler ordinance, which requires...
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Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinances Flourishing This Year In Illinois

Already ahead of the pace in 2009, this year looks to be another successful one for communities passing NFPA 13D residential fire sprinkler ordinances. Earlier this year in January, we reported passage of the first downstate residential fire sprinkler ordinance in Normal and since then there has been a flood of others following suit....
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